Photo Flash: First Look at Julia Gibson in PlayMakers' THE CAKE

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Julia Gibson in the regional premiere of "The Cake" by Carolina alum Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This is Us writer/producer), on stage from Sept.13 to Oct. 1 at the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road. The production is directed by Carolina alumnus Jeffrey Meanza, who returns to PlayMakers to make his main stage directorial debut.

Check out photos of Gibson below!

"The Cake" is a timely, charm-filled and compassionate exploration of what happens when faith and family collide. Della is legendary for baking mouthwatering cakes - she's even won a spot on the Great American Baking Show! So she's overjoyed when Jen, the young woman she helped raise, returns home to Winston-Salem and asks Della to bake her wedding cake. But our star baker is forced to reexamine some of her deeply held beliefs when she finds that Jen's intended is another woman. Food, faith and family loyalty take center stage in this paradigm-shifting comedy that will leave audiences hungry for more.

"The Cake" features PlayMakers acting company member Julia Gibson, now in her fourth season with the company, as Della (recently on stage in "My Fair Lady" and "Twelfth Night"), Jenny Latimer as Jen (recently in "Twelfth Night" and "The May Queen"), and Christine Mirzayan as Macy (recently in "The Crucible" and "My Fair Lady"). Returning to the PlayMakers stage is Triangle-favorite Derrick Ivey as Tim (credits include "An Enemy of the People" at PlayMakers and "God of Carnage" at Theatre Raleigh).

The Creative Team of "The Cake" includes: Jeffrey Meanza (Director), Jan Chambers (Scenic Designer), Junghyun Georgia Lee (Costume Designer), Burke Brown (Lighting Designer), Bruno Louchouarn (Sound Designer), Mark Perry (Dramaturg), John Patrick (Voice Coach), Elizabeth Cutler Ray (Stage Manager), and Charles K. Bayang (Assistant Stage Manager).

"The Cake" is recommended for audiences 16 and older.

Thanks to Southern Season and Durham Cakes & Treats for their contributions to the photo shoot. All photos by VegaBlue Studios.

For information and to purchase tickets, call 919.962.7529 or visit playmakersrep.org. Individual ticket prices for "The Cake" start at $15.

Photo credit: VegaBlue Studios


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